Prayer: Let us be glad in the Lord. Giving thanks and praise to God. May we live in peace and love each other. Amen.
Reading: Psalm 122 (Click to read text)
Stop and GROW: After reading the text, discuss/ponder the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which are part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers.
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, challenges, or doesn’t make sense to me in this text?
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text or is my favorite part of the story?
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text?
Reflection: It is no wonder I became a Faith Formation Coordinator. I was almost always glad to go to church. I was eager to help with whatever I could, especially when it came to children and youth. Faith and church life was always very important to me from childhood, teen-age years, and college. After college my career was still not set and faith/church was still an important part of my life. It was also important for me help others and spread God’s love. Going to seminary to get a masters in lay ministry was a calling I could not run away from. Being glad when I gather with the Lord’s people in church or at camp builds me up and I hope I help build others up as well. May we all be glad to come to the house of the Lord. May it a place that brings you peace. May it be a place where the good for everyone is shown and felt. --Charlene Rineer
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